Bradford is revving up for a weekend long celebration of car culture. 

The ‘Precious Metal’ weekend kicks off with ‘Wrapstars’ - a car ‘wrapping’ and detailing workshop hosted by young entrepreneurs Danesh Awais, Haf Rahman, Danny Khan at their Ministry of Detailing (MOD) base in Manningham. 

MOD’s 21-year-old manager Danesh will be teaching the basics of car wrapping and detailing and offer his advice on sourcing opportunities. 

The weekend will culminate with the district’s first ever Precious Metal supercar and classic car festival. 

Taking place from midday to 6pm on Sunday, people can see dozens of high performance supercars and many older, classic models up close and personal.

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From the expensive and exotic to the classic, venue hosts Oasis Limousines will showcase between 40 and 50 cars at its Queens Road base. 

It is hoped the jam-packed weekend will not only celebrate the creative and youthful energy powering car culture, but inspire young people to turn their passion into a career.

Danesh is just one young Bradfordian to follow their dreams. 

The MOD came into existence three years ago, when Danesh teamed up with established business owners and fellow car enthusiasts Haf and Danny.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The MOD teamThe MOD team (Image: MOD/Fuelling Futures PR)

When Danesh’s college course was disrupted by the lockdown, he decided to teach himself detailing and wrapping skills and work on friends’ cars from his garden.

He eventually moved into an industrial unit on Nesfield Street, Manningham, and now manages the business.

He has overseen more than 300 cars rolling into the base and attracted some of the biggest trade names in the district.

Danesh said: “If you want to work with cars but don't want to engineer or design cars or be a mechanic, there’s lots more careers you can pursue and this is one of them. It gives you a chance to be creative.”

Saturday’s Wrapstars workshop - aimed primarily at young people aged 14 to 17 - will run from midday to 3pm.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The MOD baseThe MOD base (Image: MOD/Fuelling Futures PR)

Festival organiser Nadeem Ali says: “For the car enthusiast community, and for those who will be showcasing their cars, these are works of art. The love, care, attention and creative treatment they give to the cars is deeply fulfilling and an expression of an important subculture in Bradford which all too often gets overlooked or is misunderstood.

“We want visitors to really get involved and get a sense of the city’s car culture and what it’s really about. We want people to mingle, take pictures, speak to the owners, and share their own car stories.”

It is part of the Fuelling Futures event programme, run by Mission 44, The Leap, Bradford’s Creative People and Places programme, Bradford College and Bradford Council.